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that was likely to spill over the borders of syria, and affect the whole region. syria is not libya. people tend to make simplistic comparisons. syria, unlike libarch will not implode. syria could explode and explode beyond its borders and create problems for everybody, and i felt i had to try. i gave it a shot. i did my best. but of course in the end, i had to let go because the government in particular was intransgent. the opposition had also picked up arms, and there was increasing militarization of the conflict. the region was divided, and the security council that gave me the mandate were also divided, even though i tried very hard to bring them together. the last effort was a meeting in geneva on the 30th of june, where i brought together the foreign ministers, the permanent members of the security council, so they were all in general have no extra, with the foreign ministers of iraq, turkey, kuwait, qatar, and the secretaries general of the league of rfc and the u.n., and we came to an agreement on political settlement that you need political transition, and went further, and even defined
is not libya. people tend to make some simplistic comparisons. serial will not implode. area could explode beyond the borders. and create problems for everybody. and i felt that i had to try. i gave it a shot. i did my best. but, of course, in the end, i have to let go because the government in particular was in transit. their position had also picked up, and there was increasing militarization of the conflict. the region was divided in the security council gave me the mandate was also divided, even though i tried very hard to bring them together. the last effort was meeting in geneva on the 30th of june where i brought together the foreign ministers and the members of the security council. iraq, turkey, kuwait, and the secretaries general in the u.n. we came to an agreement on political settlement that we needed political transition. we need to define what it meant. that will mean an interim government with full political powers. forces of topknot leadership. that will manage continuity and services so that you don't have chaotic collapse. the moment you begin talking up interim governmen
is coming up on tuesday. the uprisings, the intervention in libya. it has been a long and difficult streak for the united states in that part of the world. as far as our money goes in terms of egypt, i think this is money well spent first of all. the money that would go towards the debt relief is money that has already been allocated. and the $1 billion is not actually $1 billion. if you value it on the international debt market, it would certainly be a lot less than that. but egypt, investing in egypt -- it is the largest arab country by population. and it is strategically located. and the consequences of a collapse in egypt are far greater than the relatively modest amounts of money that we actually spend their. the caller raised the issue of the coptic christians in egypt. they represent -- best estimates are 9%, 10% of the country. they are well integrated into the political, social, other aspects of the society. but there are tensions. there was an incident between a christian man and a muslim dry cleaner. erupted into a violent episode. this is in many ways something egyptians have b
relationship while at the same time trying to persuade them to do the right things on issues such as libya, syria, things like that. >> steve, is the reset with russia a failure with this administration? is that one of the glaring -- when you think about what is holding up american diplomacy with syria, american diplomacy with iran, isn't it russia? >> we were on a collision course with russia over the georgia interaction, over other points when obama came in. getting off that course at the time was very important. whether it held with everything else -- >> is it better? >> i agree with roger. this is one area where you have to give mitt romney at least a point if he accidentally stumbled into it, but the biggest challenge the united states faces is shaping iran's choices in the world. that's not going to come from sanctions. it's not going to come from bombing them. it's showing that you can sculpt the international system. part of that means moving russia, moving china. with russia what you have is a resurgent national, almost in their own terms a reaganesque moment where they've decided
over the last year and a half, places like egypt and tunisia and libya, is this what's happening, a continuation of that, or is there a different dynamic there? >> it is a continuation of that, but we should also mention that it is the longest and one of the deadliest of these arab springs so far. at least 20,000 people have been killed so far here, and the international community appears still to be at a loss on how to stop it, matt. >> ann curry on the syrian border this morning, ann, thank you very much. you can see more of ann's coverage from syria all week here on "today" and on the "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> the day's other top stories with natalie morales. >> good morning to you. the spokesman to the taliban tells nbc news that they have a plan to kidnap or kill prince harry who is currently deployed in afghanistan. for now from the latest from kab kabul. >> reporter: the taliban spokesman referred to the british prince as a precious bird. they said that their priority is to abduct them, but if that doesn't work they say they will kill him, stating that the
very dangerous missions over libya during that conflict. in addition to all the missions they've flown over afghanistan, the british, according to thomas sanderson, have never lost an apache helicopter in any of these wars. but make no mistake, they fly very aggressive missions and this is a dangerous deployment for him. >> let's hope prince harry is okay and all of those nato troops are okay as well. thanks very much, brian. >>> mitt romney promising to cut individual tax rates for everyone. we're taking a closer look at his plan to see how the numbers are stacking up. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco. i was born with scoliosis. without shriners hospitals, my life would be completely different. they gave me my future back. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals, today. >>> mitt rom
in tunisia, libya, egypt, bahrain, syria, yemen. the heartland of al qaeda and al qaeda was absolutely irrelevant to it. doesn't mean al qaeda won't exploit it but it was irrelevant to the movement. and what was tis movement about? this movement was about responsive government, responsible government, transparent government. the rule of law. democracy, voting -- wait a minute. wait. we know something about this stuff. as disruptive as the arab awakening has been, as, in the near term in midterm caused us some serious diplomatic and maybe even counterterrorism challenges, over the longer term it has created a new dialogue in this deep fight, a dialogue about which we have genuine legitimacy and can offer views. so in my personal view for the first time we actually can engage in this deeper idealogical conflict in a way that which never have before. so at the end of the day, what that means is, other elements of the american government, besides your intelligence and security services, besides the department of defense and the cia, need to get into this, diplomaticly, politically, economi
, libya, is this a continuation of that or is there a different dynamic? >> reporter: it is a continuation of that. we should mention it is the longest and one of the deadliest arab springs. at least 25,000 have been killed so far, and the international community is at a loss how to stop it, matt. >> ann curry on the syrian border. see more of ann's coverage from syria all week on "today" and on "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> a check of the other top stories. natalie morales. >> good morning. a spokesman for the taliban tells nbc news they have a plan to kidnap or kill prince harry who is currently deployed in afghanistan. nbc's atee a aboy ee has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the taliban spokesperson said they referred to the british prince as a precious bird. they said their priority is to abduct him. if that doesn't work, they will kill him, using supervise in the afghan security forces referring to in filtration to keep tabs on prince harry and his whereabouts. they also say they will continue to fire rocket propelled grenades at apache heli
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